Bath salts are designer drugs that typically contain mephedrone, also known as MDPV. The drugs’ appearance is similar to that of cocaine. Why are they called bath salts? They are packaged as “soothing bath salts” to get around federal laws.
Synthetic cathinones, more commonly known as bath salts. Bath Salts human-made stimulants chemically related to cathinone, a substance found in the khat plant. Khat is a shrub grown in East Africa and southern Arabia, where some people chew its leaves for their mild stimulant effects. Human-made versions of cathinone can be much stronger than the natural product.